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Back on the Beach

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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445 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
+1 310-393-8282
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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177 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place because it was literally on the beach! The wait was a little long (45 minutes) but we went for a walk and it was fine; you can't expect any less on a sunny Saturday afternoon! Our server wasn't the friendliest, but he was prompt and our glasses we never empty. We ordered a salad and some... More 

Thank Najebo
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Parking was $3 an hour but worth it. Food was amazing... Hash breakfast with Brisket in it. Amazing. Cheese Omletet yum. The scones included great too.

Thank ChrisTopherTemple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We ordered 2 lemonades and ice cream and it took them 35 minutes to bring it...last time here. Joke. Really bad slow service

Thank Roger F
Phoenix, Arizona
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

This place is yummy, yummy, yummy. The prices are affordable and the personnel or pleasant. The only problem that you might and count: you may have to wait for a table for a while. We recommend reservations if possible. Our wait was about 20 minutes. The tables and chairs are a little bit old, but still very usable. Outside, there... More 

Thank Vegascr1
Malibu, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

My kids and I were staying at the Loews Beach Hotel on the beach in Santa Monica and on a sunny morning, I really wanted to have a walk on the beach but my kids were really hungry for breakfast, so we decided to combine the two and have a nice walk along the water down to Back on the... More 

Thank healthygypsy t
los angeles
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178 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

A good experience. Good fish dinners, burgers and kid's meals (we were with visiting family). A bit eclectic - spare dining room just behind Santa Monica beach. Service was attentive and friendly. Menu included up-scale dishes at usual prices, but not as well-prepared as Geoffrey's (one example).

Thank pflagdad
Santa Monica, California
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Cool little shack kind of place. And you literally get to eat on the sand. Which was a really cool experience. You get to hear and smell the ocean while enjoying your meal

Thank Simiji
Central Ohio
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74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

4 of us ate here. I had the ceviche which was terrific, my brother had bagel with lox - very generous with the lox. Mom had excellent fish tacos. We had to sit inside because we didn't want to wait for an outside table, but it was fine, we still had a nice beach view. Good service and for LA,... More 

Thank ohliz
Durango, Colorado
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195 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Oh, the beach really is right there. Wonderful menu. Great service. Prices are pricey, but the beach is right there! I had a delicious House Roasted Turkey Panini and it was perfect. My husband had fish and chips. He bragged about the order being really good. He has eaten a boatload of fish and chips in Britain, so he knows... More 

Thank Sharon M
Wales, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

We went from Venice beach to Santa Monica on a bike ride and decided to stop for breakfast. The sirvice was good and the food also.lovely location on the beach friendly staff. The toilets are clean as well.

Thank Georgina G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-8282

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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